How can companies prioritize purpose while balancing their responsibility to shareholders? This dilemma is heightened considering some of the world’s most serious challenges exist in developing countries where solutions are unlikely to be profitable in the short term. Is the trade-off between purpose and profit necessary, or is it possible for companies to achieve both? […]
Category Archives: Collaborations
How has the pandemic affected rural health? On the one hand, we must ensure that lives are saved, yet, people’s livelihoods also need to be maintained so that they can have food on the table.
Wheeler Institute project team contributes to the development of knowledge piece on Sustainable Investment Clusters
Demonstrating how Investment Clusters and Special Economic Zones can be used to drive sustainable and inclusive growth
The Jaya Alliance, a movement to empower rural women in India, build skills and create livelihoods.
How has Dharma Life supported rural Indians in its response to COVID-19?
Wheeler Institute project team collaborates with Dharma Life to transform their model in response to COVID-19
You can see the last time we posted about this project was announcing the project here. COVID-19 has affected many people in many ways in 2020. Geric and I are very lucky that the biggest personal impact has been that our post MBA employment was delayed by six months. When this happened in May, I […]
Dharma Life’s Pivot: How a social enterprise is empowering women entrepreneurs and transforming its model in response to COVID-19
COVID-19 poses an immense threat to the people of rural India. This is the case both immediately as a health and wellbeing concern and in the longer term as development issues fail to progress due to a shift in focus and funding. Approximately 400 million people working in the informal economy in India are at risk of falling deeper into poverty due to this crisis. This devastating impact on livelihood could take the lives of more Indians than the disease itself.
In this webinar Professor Daron Acemoğlu, Professor of Economics at MIT and Professor Andrew J Scott, an Economics Professor at London Business School and author of ‘The New Long Life’, discussed where we are currently heading with technology, what the likely impact will be on jobs and what needs to be done at an individual, corporate and government level to ensure that technological achievement delivers true technological progress for society.
The Wheeler Institute and LBS Economics have joined the Economics Observatory (ECO), a collective and cross-institutional initiative by the major UK research institutions to answer questions from policy-makers and the public about the economics of the Covid-19 crisis and the recovery.
The Wheeler Institute is undertaking research in the Alexandra Township, to understand the impact on entrepreneurs who have engaged with MBA students participating in the Johannesburg, Global Business Experience.